What to Know BEFORE you Book through a Vacation Rental Company

  • Fran Stephenson
  • May 25, 2016
  • 4 min read

  Like many travelers, I’ve experimented with the new vacation rental sites like VRBO and Home Away. These sites allow you to rent a vacation home or apartment using filters like location, features and price. They are becoming formidable alternatives to hotel bookings. I’ve stayed in a wide variety of with varying success. Here’s what you need […]

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Survive Your Holiday Trip with These Tips

  • Fran Stephenson
  • December 10, 2014
  • 5 min read

Thanksgiving was a warm-up to the big Christmas trip for many travelers.  With the peak travel period just weeks away, it’s time to look for some serious coping skills for the trip. Traveling this time of year is stressful.  More than 46 million Americans traveled for the Thanksgiving holiday this year according to AAA. Based on […]

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Taking a Fall Vacation? Take My Advice

  • Fran Stephenson
  • November 5, 2014
  • 3 min read

This time of year is considered off-season by the travel industry, and for many, the lure of lighter crowds makes a fall getaway very appealing. But if you’re thinking about taking a vacation in fall or spring, the travel industry’s “shoulder periods,” you should be prepared for a different experience. Here’s what I found on […]

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